DUNEDIN Veterinary Centres’ main branch in Tranent is undergoing an extensive revamp to create a state-of-the-art surgery for pets and their owners.
The £60,000 redevelopment will create a new vet consult room, an extra dog ward, a larger pharmacy, laboratory, meeting room and additional office space.
As soon as pet owners step into the practice on Haddington Road, they will see a vast improvement with a revamped reception, which will include separate cat and dog waiting areas.
Dunedin Vets Clinical Directors Margot Hunter and Chris Monk are overseeing the redevelopment of the surgery, which has seen them expand the premises into a neighbouring flat owned by the practice.
Work started in early March and is expected to be completed by August.
The practice already boasts some of the latest veterinary technology and equipment, but the expansion will provide more space for its 13-strong team of highly skilled vets and veterinary nurses.
Mrs Hunter said: “We are all looking forward to the extra space the redevelopment will provide, and will help us to provide an even better service for clients and their pets, as well as improving facilities for staff.
“Over the years, we have expanded the practice in phases but this is the biggest project we have undertaken.”
Mr Monk added: “It is going to be a big improvement and the extra space will help to utilise everyone’s skills. Having a bigger reception with separate waiting areas for cats and dogs will create a happier, less stressful experience for cats and their owners.
“We owned the residential flat next door so we are expanding into that area to create a much more modern, vibrant surgery.”
Dunedin Vets underwent its biggest ever redevelopment when the practice moved to its current location in Tranent in 2002, and this is its biggest round of improvement work since then.
Dunedin Vets has four sites across East Lothian, with its main practice is in Tranent and branch surgeries in North Berwick, Prestonpans and Dunbar, with a total of 21 staff working across the group, including six vets, seven veterinary nurses and eight reception and admin staff.
It serves a client base of 5,000 pet owners from the outskirts of Edinburgh, across to Berwick-upon-Tweed, and down to the Borders.
Its Tranent centre is fully equipped with a large surgical suite, medical, X-ray, ultrasound, diagnostic and hospital facilities.
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